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At AgilityFeat we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at numerous conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We are leading the way when it comes to applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. Our blog is where we share those lessons with you, as well as news about what our team is up to.

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Wellbeing Consult Testimonial on WebRTC for Tel...

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We’re very pleased to release this latest testimonial from one of our happy clients at AgilityFeat. Wellbeing Consult is an Australian startup that came to us because of our team’s expertise in WebRTC and TokBox. We worked with them ea...

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Wellbeing Consult Testimonial on WebRTC for Telehealth

We’re very pleased to release this latest testimonial from one of our happy clients at AgilityFeat. Wellbeing Consult is an Australian startup that came to us because of our team’s expertise in WebRTC and TokBox. We worked with them earlier this year to build the first version of their Telehealth MVP, and just completed a […]

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AgilityFeat team wins Telestax Award at TADHack...

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Our WebRTC.ventures team participated at TADHack Chicago and won the Telestax award for our hack entry of an Apple Watch app that monitors your heart rate and notifies loved ones if you are having a heart attack. You can read the full post about o...

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AgilityFeat team wins Telestax Award at TADHack Chicago

Our WebRTC.ventures team participated at TADHack Chicago and won the Telestax award for our hack entry of an Apple Watch app that monitors your heart rate and notifies loved ones if you are having a heart attack. You can read the full post about our hack on our WebRTC.ventures site. To see a demo video […]

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WebRTC Arduino DC Motor Control using PubNub, E...

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post on how to use an Arduino to control a DC motor’s speed and direction as part of an on-going project of building a WebRTC controlled webcam. This week we’re taking that same build to the next level by addi...

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WebRTC Arduino DC Motor Control using PubNub, Electron, and Johnny-Five

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on how to use an Arduino to control a DC motor’s speed and direction as part of an on-going project of building a WebRTC controlled webcam. This week we’re taking that same build to the next level by adding the ability to control last week’s build remotely, […]

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Using Arduino to Control DC Motor Speed and Dir...

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This is the first in a series of posts I’m going to be writing in order to achieve the goal of having a WebRTC controlled webcam through an Arduino. The final build will consist of a webcam attached to a DC motor which will be controlled by ...

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Using Arduino to Control DC Motor Speed and Direction

This is the first in a series of posts I’m going to be writing in order to achieve the goal of having a WebRTC controlled webcam through an Arduino. The final build will consist of a webcam attached to a DC motor which will be controlled by an Arduino board. When complete we’ll be able […]

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How to: Spectrum Analyser for WebRTC Audio Stream

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I’m writing a series over at Real Time Weekly about using WebRTC on iOS, specifically to document the research we’ve been conducting in order to release a couple of iPhone apps, based on WebRTC, under AgilityFeat’s brand. One of ...

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How to: Spectrum Analyser for WebRTC Audio Stream

I’m writing a series over at Real Time Weekly about using WebRTC on iOS, specifically to document the research we’ve been conducting in order to release a couple of iPhone apps, based on WebRTC, under AgilityFeat’s brand. One of these apps is a remote spectrum analyzer based on real-time audio streams. In this tutorial we’ll […]

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Did you know? – Applying Effects to WebRTC Vide...

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Did you know you can apply effects to your WebRTC video stream using WebGL Shaders? And quite easily I might add. This is a demo I assembled in about an hour: That’s a real time video conference call and I applied an Edge Shader to achieve t...

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Did you know? – Applying Effects to WebRTC Video in Real Time

Did you know you can apply effects to your WebRTC video stream using WebGL Shaders? And quite easily I might add. This is a demo I assembled in about an hour: That’s a real time video conference call and I applied an Edge Shader to achieve that effect you see there. The code is up […]

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How to build a real-time data chart with PubNub...

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Today we’re going to play around with real-time data transfers using PubNub and animated charts using D3.js. We’ll use these tools to build an interactive bar chart which reacts to data sent from a different browser window. When weR...

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How to build a real-time data chart with PubNub and D3.js

Today we’re going to play around with real-time data transfers using PubNub and animated charts using D3.js. We’ll use these tools to build an interactive bar chart which reacts to data sent from a different browser window. When we’re done you should have something which looks like this: First things first. Let’s get to know […]

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Using WebGL in iOS without PhoneGap or Ionic

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Let me preface this post by saying that PhoneGap, Ionic, Titanium and Cordova are fantastic, easy to use tools which allow us to garner the simplicity of Javascript within iOS. They bridge a very wide gap between web and native in several useful w...

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Using WebGL in iOS without PhoneGap or Ionic

Let me preface this post by saying that PhoneGap, Ionic, Titanium and Cordova are fantastic, easy to use tools which allow us to garner the simplicity of Javascript within iOS. They bridge a very wide gap between web and native in several useful ways and each of those frameworks is optimized for different types and […]

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beIn The Beat

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We’re passionate about building beautiful, valuable products at AgilityFeat. We’re also passionate about Futbol and Music so when we were approached working on a project that combines all three passions, we jumped at the opportunity. T...

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beIn The Beat

We’re passionate about building beautiful, valuable products at AgilityFeat. We’re also passionate about Futbol and Music so when we were approached working on a project that combines all three passions, we jumped at the opportunity. The project beIN the Beat, is a collaboration between beIN Sports and Berklee College of Music ICE. Born from a hackathon in […]

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3 IoT Takeaways from SXSW for Entrepreneurs

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Last week, thousands of techies descended on Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. As one might expect, the Internet of Things or IoT was a hotter topic than where to get the best barbeque (here’s my recommendation by the way). The interest in...

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3 IoT Takeaways from SXSW for Entrepreneurs

Last week, thousands of techies descended on Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. As one might expect, the Internet of Things or IoT was a hotter topic than where to get the best barbeque (here’s my recommendation by the way). The interest in the space was palpable as many sessions required sweet-talking and position jockeying just to get into and there […]

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PubNub publishes case study on AgilityFeat client

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PubNub, a leading provider of real time messaging infrastructure for internet applications, published a case study this week on Decisiv, one of our clients here at AgilityFeat. Decisiv provides Software as a Service (SaaS) to the trucking and logi...

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PubNub publishes case study on AgilityFeat client

PubNub, a leading provider of real time messaging infrastructure for internet applications, published a case study this week on Decisiv, one of our clients here at AgilityFeat. Decisiv provides Software as a Service (SaaS) to the trucking and logistics industry, helping them to track the status of their vehicle fleets and maintenance work. Decisiv contracted […]

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Building your Lean MVP with AgilityFeat

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One of our most fun projects in 2014 was working with lean startup entrepreneur Steph Hay. Steph came to us with a number of project ideas, and through brainstorming sessions we all agreed to tackle a “baseball cards for CrossFitters” ...

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Building your Lean MVP with AgilityFeat

One of our most fun projects in 2014 was working with lean startup entrepreneur Steph Hay. Steph came to us with a number of project ideas, and through brainstorming sessions we all agreed to tackle a “baseball cards for CrossFitters” site called Tougher.me. Not only was the project fun, but if you ever have the […]

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Pickasound turning heads

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A few months back we shared the inside scoop on building Pickasound, the social music collaboration platform founded by Toju Ometoruwa and Adam Koehler. Now, the world is taking notice. Recently, the application was featured in a piece titled R...

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Pickasound turning heads

A few months back we shared the inside scoop on building Pickasound, the social music collaboration platform founded by Toju Ometoruwa and Adam Koehler. Now, the world is taking notice. Recently, the application was featured in a piece titled “Pickasound Adorns the Rockstar in You” on the Technology and Startup Blog, Startup Dope. We’re proud to share the […]

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How we blended teams with a US client

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How do you blend a distributed offshore team with your in-house development team? Our teams are based around Latin America and our clients are often in the United States. When you want to hire a team from another part of the world and have them bl...

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How we blended teams with a US client

How do you blend a distributed offshore team with your in-house development team? Our teams are based around Latin America and our clients are often in the United States. When you want to hire a team from another part of the world and have them blend in seamlessly with your own development team, there are […]

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Pickasound- Using WebRTC to Build a Music Colla...

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In early 2014, we were approached by an entrepreneur who wanted to build a new type of music collaboration application. The application would allow musicians to exchange ideas and build songs together via the web without any type of download requi...

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Pickasound- Using WebRTC to Build a Music Collaboration Application

In early 2014, we were approached by an entrepreneur who wanted to build a new type of music collaboration application. The application would allow musicians to exchange ideas and build songs together via the web without any type of download required. We’re excited to announce the private beta and share Pickasound with the world. The application uses […]

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Teachstone looking for an Applications Lead Arc...

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If you’re interested in working in one of the nicest small cities in the US (Charlottesville, Virginia), with a very interesting education business (Teachstone), and you want the side benefit of working with our team at AgilityFeat, then you...

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Teachstone looking for an Applications Lead Architect

If you’re interested in working in one of the nicest small cities in the US (Charlottesville, Virginia), with a very interesting education business (Teachstone), and you want the side benefit of working with our team at AgilityFeat, then you’re in luck! One of our clients is looking for an Applications Lead Architect. Details are below, […]

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Recording in Real Time with the Web Audio API (...

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Building software to manipulate files is always tricky, however when we are talking about audio files and specifically about the Web Audio API in HTML5, this challenge gets significantly more difficult. In this post, we will look at the basics you...

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Recording in Real Time with the Web Audio API (Part 1)

Building software to manipulate files is always tricky, however when we are talking about audio files and specifically about the Web Audio API in HTML5, this challenge gets significantly more difficult. In this post, we will look at the basics you need to know to get started recording and manipulating audio in the browser with […]

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AgilityFeat client nPulse Technologies acquired...

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Last week had me beaming with pride when I got the news that former AgilityFeat client nPulse Technologies has been acquired by FireEye for $60 million. TechCrunch described what both companies do this way: FireEye helps companies detect intrusion...

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AgilityFeat client nPulse Technologies acquired for $60 million

Last week had me beaming with pride when I got the news that former AgilityFeat client nPulse Technologies has been acquired by FireEye for $60 million. TechCrunch described what both companies do this way: FireEye helps companies detect intrusions on a company network, while nPulse builds on this by providing a way to track the […]

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Managing data in HBase using Ruby and Thrift

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AgilityFeat is notable for attracting clients who are looking into working with cutting-edge technologies, and thanks to that, recently, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to dive in head-first into researching about and experimenting with var...

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Managing data in HBase using Ruby and Thrift

AgilityFeat is notable for attracting clients who are looking into working with cutting-edge technologies, and thanks to that, recently, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to dive in head-first into researching about and experimenting with various BigData technologies, focusing mainly on Hadoop. Hadoop is still at a very early adoption stage, which has proven to be […]

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Inside the creation of the Tougher.Me MVP

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For the past two months I’ve had the pleasure of working with incredible Steph Hay on the development of her application, Tougher.Me. Tougher.Me is Steph’s first web product and we asked her to share some of her experiences talking to ...

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Inside the creation of the Tougher.Me MVP

For the past two months I’ve had the pleasure of working with incredible Steph Hay on the development of her application, Tougher.Me. Tougher.Me is Steph’s first web product and we asked her to share some of her experiences talking to customers and creating Tougher.me. Here’s what she had to say; What is Tougher.me? Strength and […]

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Top Posts from 2013

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2014 is only 9 days old and before we get too far into the new year, we wanted to take a look back at our top posts from 2013. We covered a great deal of ground last year on our blog, including our experiences developing products via distributed a...

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Top Posts from 2013

2014 is only 9 days old and before we get too far into the new year, we wanted to take a look back at our top posts from 2013. We covered a great deal of ground last year on our blog, including our experiences developing products via distributed agile, Ruby on Rails, our perspectives on […]

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Announcing Product Consultations

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One of the most fun things that I get to do is to speak with entrepreneurs about their business ideas. Most of the time, they are contacting me to find out how much it will cost to build their idea (or re-build their product). As one might expect,...

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Announcing Product Consultations

One of the most fun things that I get to do is to speak with entrepreneurs about their business ideas. Most of the time, they are contacting me to find out how much it will cost to build their idea (or re-build their product). As one might expect, entrepreneurs (especially non-technical ones) want this budget […]

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Simple business lessons from Cinco de Mayo, min...

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Simple business lessons from Cinco de Mayo, mint juleps and chinese food Eric Ries defines a startup as “a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty”. Here at AgilityFeat, we experience ...

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Simple business lessons from Cinco de Mayo, mint juleps and chinese food

Simple business lessons from Cinco de Mayo, mint juleps and chinese food Eric Ries defines a startup as “a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty”. Here at AgilityFeat, we experience this definition every day. In addition to delivering a new service (in our case, a world [...]

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So you want to create a Google Glass application

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If you are like me, you have a sixth sense that tells you that when a new market is about to appear, or a new way to interact with your customers is about to appear, you should be the first one to provide a solution in that new arena. You want to ...

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So you want to create a Google Glass application

If you are like me, you have a sixth sense that tells you that when a new market is about to appear, or a new way to interact with your customers is about to appear, you should be the first one to provide a solution in that new arena. You want to hit first, and [...]

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Google Glass Hackathon at San José, Costa Rica

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Last week Google Glass Mirror API was released causing huge waves of blog posts and opinions about the much anticipated Google Glass hardware. Google Glass has a huge potential. Nobody still knows if it would bring the revolution it promises, but ...

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Google Glass Hackathon at San José, Costa Rica

Last week Google Glass Mirror API was released causing huge waves of blog posts and opinions about the much anticipated Google Glass hardware. Google Glass has a huge potential. Nobody still knows if it would bring the revolution it promises, but there are good signs about this possible success. One of that signs are the [...]

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Building a portfolio of Lean Startups

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For those watching technology trends, it’s no surprise that people are talking about startups and their role in the new economy.  Regardless of whether you believe startups help or hurt the economy, there’s little argument that the future of the t...

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Building a portfolio of Lean Startups

For those watching technology trends, it’s no surprise that people are talking about startups and their role in the new economy.  Regardless of whether you believe startups help or hurt the economy, there’s little argument that the future of the tech community will have even more freelancing, virtual companies, and “lean startups” than we see [...]

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MyChoresApp launched by AgilityFeat commandos

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Two of AgilityFeat’s code commandos have launched a great new mobile app for managing chores with your children.  My kids are going to try it out as part of the beta program, and if my kids can get excited about chores then yours can too! Andrea P...

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MyChoresApp launched by AgilityFeat commandos

Two of AgilityFeat’s code commandos have launched a great new mobile app for managing chores with your children.  My kids are going to try it out as part of the beta program, and if my kids can get excited about chores then yours can too! Andrea Phillips and Daniel Phillips have built MyChoresApp.com, which is [...]

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Improving our Sprint Zero process

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Project on-boarding is key to success Step two is always a question mark. It’s one of my favorite meme’s on the internet. Some joker on a message board will say they have a great idea, and their business plan usually goes something like the image ...

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Improving our Sprint Zero process

Project on-boarding is key to success Step two is always a question mark. It’s one of my favorite meme’s on the internet. Some joker on a message board will say they have a great idea, and their business plan usually goes something like the image on the left. It’s a light hearted way to poke [...]

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Tour of Wishlisting.org and it’s Cucumber

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Time for a demo of wishlisting.org!  In this post I will give you a demo of the current features, and then we will step through a couple of the automated tests that we have in place for the site. Using wishlisting.org to teach agile… First let me ...

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Tour of Wishlisting.org and it’s Cucumber

Time for a demo of wishlisting.org!  In this post I will give you a demo of the current features, and then we will step through a couple of the automated tests that we have in place for the site. Using wishlisting.org to teach agile… First let me give you some background. Wishlisting.org is a service [...]

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

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Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Com...

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Commandos built it! We’ve been working with Lithespeed and their awesome Product Owner [...]

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Last day at the #AgileDevLab #Agile2012!

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Get your green now before it’s too late!  Green Cucumber tests, that is. This is the last day of the Agile Dev Lab at the Agile 2012 conference, where we are working on the website wishlisting.org for charities to use for very specific fundraising...

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Last day at the #AgileDevLab #Agile2012!

Get your green now before it’s too late!  Green Cucumber tests, that is. This is the last day of the Agile Dev Lab at the Agile 2012 conference, where we are working on the website wishlisting.org for charities to use for very specific fundraising needs.  Our beta client is AHIP, and you can donate online [...]

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Wishlisting.org

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AgilityFeat is building a tool to help non profits raise money and to help you learn Agile Engineering practices!  If you attended the ADP West conference this year in Las Vegas, then you may have already heard about what we’re doing. In coo...

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Wishlisting.org

AgilityFeat is building a tool to help non profits raise money and to help you learn Agile Engineering practices!  If you attended the ADP West conference this year in Las Vegas, then you may have already heard about what we’re doing. In cooperation with Bob Payne of Lithespeed and Kent McDonald of Beyond Requirements, we [...]

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